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At present, women are only about 12% of the engineering workforce, reports Newton, Mass.-based PSMJ Resources. But their numbers may soon be growing. This year, about one in five engineering graduates will be women. Last month the Senate decided against eliminating a decades-old tax incentive for renovating older buildings.

06/01/2004


At present, women are only about 12% of the engineering workforce, reports Newton, Mass.-based PSMJ Resources. But their numbers may soon be growing. This year, about one in five engineering graduates will be women.

Last month the Senate decided against eliminating a decades-old tax incentive for renovating older buildings. After months of intense lobbying from preservationists, a plan to sunset the 10% portion of the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit was dropped.

Industrial Ethernet users are increasingly looking to use XML (Extensible Markup Language) in both wireline and wireless applications, according to a recent report from Natick, Mass.-based Venture Development. An anticipated 56% of respondents intend to be using the protocol by 2006.

The U.S. General Services Administration is offering a new online service for developing a "first-cut" commissioning plan. Microsoft PowerPoint training sessions should be available sometime this summer.





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